National Wildlife Federation
Cookoff for the Coast

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The Cook-off for the Coast celebrates the bounty of Southeast Louisiana and raises awareness about coastal restoration. Coastal Louisiana offers world-class hunting and fishing opportunities and internationally renowned cuisine and culture, but sadly the Mississippi River Delta is collapsing. Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost about 1,900 square miles of land into open water and the coastline continues to disappear at a rate of one football field every 100 minutes. As the delta disappears, so does the critical wildlife habitat and natural protection it provides to coastal communities.

This is a conservation crisis of national importance. Without coastal restoration, we will continue to lose our estuary to the Gulf of Mexico and, with it, all the bounty that it brings to our kitchens and tables. Robust, large-scale restoration projects, along with coastal protection and community resilience measures, are our best solutions for reducing land loss, and protecting our communities, our culture and the diversity of ecosystems that provide so much of the food we love.

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